13 Facts About Obesity You Should Know
Obese men and women reported being significantly less sexually satisfied than the general population.
New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.
Over 300,000 deaths in the U.S. a year are attributed to obesity. Obesity is second only to smoking as a cause of premature death in the United States.
The stress hormone cortisol not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.
In order to combat obesity, France banned free refills at fast food restaurants in 2015.
Eating excess calories stops the body’s production of uroguanylin, a chemical that helps people feel full, so overeating begets overeating.
In rich countries, obesity is more common among the less educated, but in poor countries, obesity is more common among the highly educated.
When you lose weight, most of the fat is breathed out as carbon dioxide while the rest is excreted as water.
The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.